I'm not one to sign up for dating services, but had heard so much about Plenty of fish.com I thought I would give it a try. My curiosity got the better of me. I was basically seeking friends in my local area.
Plentyoffish.com has a search feature that makes it easy to find members in a certain age range, a certain local, any ethnicity and even by astrological signs. The search feature is a simple way to find members who you are more suited to without having to look through thousands of profiles.
Members on Plenty of fish can take advantage of the relationship assessment tests. These tests match members based on the results of the tests in relation to compatibility. I was impressed with my results as they pretty accurately described the real me.
As with any dating website, there will be pros and cons. I found the site to be a bit difficult to navigate. I found a variety of people on Plentyoffish.com. Some were very nice and genuine and some were players. It took shuffling through several profiles and lots of correspondence to meet the more genuine people.
The forums on Plenty of fish.com offer a great variety of topics. Many members were very helpful and interactive. On the flip side, the forums also has some rather risque topics and some members can be very rude. Still, the forums hold value and you can choose which topics and people you want to interact with.
I would recommend Plentyoffish.com for first-timers to a dating site. The site is totally free and there are no hidden fees. You will be able to experience a variety of people without having to pay any fees. As with anything, you have to keep your expectations real, use common sense and patience. I didn't find Mr. Right, but I did find a few good friends I still maintain contact with. Plentyoffish.com is what you make of it and you cannot beat the price!